It is expected that the
results of the 109 experiment will show
so-called steady charged capacitor is not steady at all. It contains
energy current reciprocating from end to end at the speed of light. This
experiment will actually prove this for a piece of charged coaxial cable,
but such a cable is a capacitor.
Until two days ago the
paradox of the large square capacitor was unfinished business. I assumed
that if a large (3m square) capacitor was charged from the west end by a
set of parallel entry points, such that the energy entered the capacitor as
shown in Figure 3
in my article "Displacement
Current" , it would discharge to the east or to the west as a half
voltage amplitude, double length pulse as described in the brochure for the
Tektronix 109 Reed Relay Pulse Generator. Until now, I also assumed that if
an attempt was made to discharge it from the north or from the south, the
same output would result.
This led to the surmise
that perhaps energy current travelled north and south as well as east and
west, thus going faster than the normal speed of light, 300,000.
However, I now realise
that the ExH energy current which travels from
west to east has an orientation indicated by the term ExH.
Thus, the way it addresses the northern edge of the square capacitor may be
different from the way it addresses the eastern edge. Reciprocating energy
Current may retain knowledge of its original direction.
I realise that the
traditional model of a steady charged capacitor, with stationary charge all
over both capacitor plates, would have to discharge in the same way from
any of the four edges of the capacitor. It is the retention of vestiges of
the traditional model which led me to think that “common sense” told me
that the output from any of the four edges would be the same. However, with
the new, reciprocating model for a charged capacitor, we are not so
constrained. It means that the experiment of charging a large square (3m)
capacitor from the west and then discharging it from the north could be
very instructive. Would the output be the same as from the east?